What is love? A crazy little thing? A second hand emotion? What you ask before you say baby don't hurt me no more?
Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will be about KanColle, which is set in an alternate timeline in which young women are presented as the [spiritual] personifications of World War ...
Chicago is finally getting warmer and the crazy mountains of snow we received are now turning into rivers of water; it’s the perfect time to reflect on a very fun ...
Kana got a chance to talk to a newly formed idol group, called 4TE, about their latest release! Listen in as they discuss the troubles of living across country and ...
If you've been paying attention to the site, you'll notice the lack of simulblast. I can explain that.
We got the chance to sit down with Jan Scott-Frazier who is known for her work in Japanese animation and business! Find out what we learned about the culture and ...
Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. ...
After exploring the halls of the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, we had the honor of meeting David Jaffe! Not only did we get a chance to talk about his ...
We had our yearly chat with the con-chair of Kami-Con! Raymond Lenzner sat in the Korner to talk about all the events happening and all the great guests you can ...
We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever ...
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
Posted on Jun 15 2014
This was my first convention where I ever had down-time. Typically, the minute I receive the schedule, I cover it in highlighter marks for all the panels I intend to attend — often multiple during the same block of time. Then, it’s a race to see how I can possibly be in three places at once, or a competition to see which panel is the most important for me to attend.
Posted on Jun 11 2014
At AnimeNEXT we conducted a round-table style interview which included Dani from all-fiction.net, Melissa from jrockrevolution.com, and me (Tempest) asking questions of three of the members of Rookiez is Punk’d: 2Rash, Shinnosuke and U. Takumi chose to stay out of the limelight and took pictures instead.
Posted on Jul 21 2013
Warning: the following contains all the spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. If you haven’t finished the series, what are you waiting for? It isn’t long. You can view it for free, legally, on Crunchyroll. Do it.
Posted on Feb 17 2013
Cosplayers set new goals after each convention, sometimes seven times in a year. The greatest challenge: actually getting the costume to a convention in one piece.
Posted on Jan 20 2013
Busting out my new PS3 with its bundled games to ring in the new year, I had certain expectations. I expected that Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 would be dull compared to the books, that Little Big Planet Karting would make a fantastic new coaster and that Lego Batman 2 would be everything I hate about Batman: the Brave and the Bold, with easy controls and utter mindlessness.
Posted on Dec 16 2012
I explained in the last Anime In-Jokes that Christmas is a time for couples to celebrate in Japan. Lovers trade gifts and gather around the traditional bucket of KFC to enjoy this romantic holiday.
Posted on Nov 18 2012
Tempest had the pleasure of interviewing Paul St. Peter during AnimeUSA. Some of you may remember him from your childhood as the voices of Wormmon and Leomon. Some more experienced otaku know him as Zor Prime from Robotech. Others of you know him as Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts and Nine-Tail Fox from Naruto.
Posted on Oct 21 2012
In response to the recent release of Pokemon Black/White 2, PETA released its own anti-Pokemon game: Pokemon Black and Blue.
The trouble is, it’s incredibly fun to play.
Posted on Oct 07 2012
A truly unusual person has been getting a lot of newsworthy attention lately. Anastasiya Shpagina, known as the “anime girl,” has twined the threshold between reality and fantasy in a beautiful and unsettling way. Using makeup, she crafts her face to look like her beloved anime characters.
Posted on Sep 02 2012
Atlus’ hugely popular Persona games have erupted in related spinoffs: sequels, remakes, an anime and now a fighting game. Let’s take a look at the series that has changed the world of RPGs forever.